Sun Lakes Republican Club February 11 Meeting

Carolyn McCorkle

The Sun Lakes Republican Club will feature “Election Integrity Project” at our regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 S. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. The public is invited. This is a presentation that you will want to share with your neighbors!

Election Integrity Project Arizona, LLC, is a nonpartisan, non-profit group of Arizona citizens whose goal is to ensure our state’s rights under Article IV, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” The most cherished right of any citizen is self-governance.

The Election Integrity Project Arizona seeks to preserve a government of, by, and for the people. As a nonpartisan organization, EIPAz empowers citizen volunteers, through education and training, to participate actively in protecting our freedoms and way of life. The vigilance of trained volunteers ensures the integrity of that part of our Republic through which citizens exercise our most fundamental right: the right to choose our representatives by fair and honest elections. Only total transparency of the entire election process will restore confidence in Arizona’s election system. The objective is for Arizona citizens to oversee the voting process from the voter rolls to watching the last reported vote be lawfully secured, to ensure “every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted.”

Our speakers will include the Executive Director of Election Integrity Project Arizona Vera Anderson, Officer Lynn Breyer, and State Senator Michele Ugenti-Rita. Senator Ugenti-Rita will discuss election reform efforts at the State Legislature, including the recently-upheld law prohibiting ballot harvesting. Senator Ugenti-Rita was the sponsor of three election reform bills recently passed and signed into law.

SB1090 prescribes, before voting at an emergency voting center, a voter must declare a personal voting emergency by signing a statement they are experiencing an emergency preventing them from voting at the polls on election day. Governor Ducey also signed SB1072 into law, requiring a voter to present the same proof of identity at an early voting location that voters approved in Proposition 200 in 2004 for election day voters at polling centers. The third bill, SB1054, resolves litigation regarding the number of days allowed to verify a questionable signature. For consistency among the counties, they will have no more than five days to verify any questionable signature submitted.

You will meet Attorney Steven Richer who will explain his qualifications and why he is running for the office of Maricopa County Recorder. Elections are critical to our system of governance, and the Recorder’s Office must be run in a competent, non-partisan, and transparent manner that inspires confidence in the voting process.

Arizona State Senator J.D. Mesnard will provide a legislative update on the first few weeks of the new legislative session. For more information, visit our website at or contact Mike Tennant at 480-802-0178.